UPN Releases Official 'Strange New World' Info

By Caillan
September 26, 2001 - 1:14 AM

Members of the Enterprise crew are set to turn against one another in the second regular episode, 'Strange New World,' it was revealed today.

UPN released their official synopsis for the episode, which will air on Wednesday, October 10. The description has been made available online, courtesy of Psi Phi:

Trip, Mayweather and T'Pol go on a research mission to a seemingly uninhabited Earth-like planet where they become infected with hallucinogenic flower pollen that sends their imaginations into a state of paranoid overdrive. When a violent storm strands them on the planet, Archer must find a way to save them before they turn dangerously on one another.

'Strange New World' was written by Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong, from a story by Enterprise creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. Sussman and Strong joined the Voyager writing staff in its seventh season, writing episodes such as 'Body And Soul' and 'Author, Author.' The episode was directed by long-time Trek veteran David Livingston.

The episode will feature the following actors in guest roles:

  • Kellie Waymire as Elizabeth Cutler
  • Henri Lubatti as Ethan Novakovich
  • Rey Gallegos as Crewman

This isn't the first time Waymire has appeared on Trek, as she played the character of Lanya in Voyager's 'Muse.' She has also guest-starred on series such as C.S.I., Judging Amy and The X-Files.

Lubatti has also appeared on The X-Files, in addition to roles on E.R. and The Practice. He also had a recurring role as David Sherman on Felicity. Gallegos has guest-starred on NYPD Blue and the comedy series Two Guys And A Girl.

Previous spoilers indicated that this episode would demonstrate the unreliability of the Enterprise transporters, as a crewman is set to materialise with leaves and rocks fused into his body (story). Also, the episode will reportedly showcase the tension between T'Pol and the rest of the crew, as she is suspected of being in contact with a hostile alien life-form (story).

The original report can be found here at Psi Phi.

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